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Old 12-19-2011, 05:50 AM   #31
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Rafter is obvious choice if they rename it, though Hewitt would also have a shot. As they should. What an awful ambassador

I personally like "Chris Guccione Arena"


after so many colourful incidents throughout hewitt's career, he'd be lucky to get the fluffed teddy bears' store named after him.
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Aussie Kim Arena sounds perfectly legit to me
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after so many colourful incidents throughout hewitt's career, he'd be lucky to get the fluffed teddy bears' store named after him.
Eh, the only truly controversial thing was the Blake thing and that was on-court, spur-of-the-moment.
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Verd making some good points in here, Topspindoctor proving once again what an idiot he is.

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Eh. I agree with whoever said Guccione Arena
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Eh, the only truly controversial thing was the Blake thing and that was on-court, spur-of-the-moment.
the blake thing was the most serious/notorious but certainly not the only one

but don't get me wrong, i used to loathe hewitt but now i realize he was a great real life troll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnH092Qtyhc

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court should be renamed the Tony Roche Arena that houses the Fromberg Stand and the Masur Commentary Booth...

as i am all for equality, the food kiosk that sits behind the western end of HiSense should be renamed the Margaret Court HotDog Stand... the commercial kitchen that is found in the massive complex beneath Rod Laver arena which caters food for the Garden enclosure and other kiosks can be renamed the Goolagong-Cawley Kitchen... she should get the better kitchen than Court because Court is white and we should always use some obvious politically correct sentiment when renaming important venues...
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the bogan and gooch arena names are also reasonable suggestions
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If they are so weak they they commit sucides because of comments someone made, they probably don't deserve to be here anyway. This planet has over 7 billion people already. I doubt they'll be missed.



She has a right to express her opinion, end of story. Thankfully Australia is still democratic and people are still free to speak their mind unlike in communist Europe where you can get jailed for denying holocaust People are free to do what they want, no matter how controversial it is, so wipe the foam from your mouth and accept it.
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no she is just trying to protect families.
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All you apologists who are and whining that this is just Court's "private opinion" and that she is free to express her beliefs are missing the mark.
Hmm. I hope you don't count me in into this category. I just wonder whether renaming the court is the adequate action. I just think that a venement statement from Tennis Australia, and even better, other PTB (governmental?) as well, would be even better, but like I said, pretty impossible to properly deal with religious nutcases, as they seem to be pretty oblivious to any scientific factualities concerning this matter. Sadly so.

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The idea that what Court said is just a private opinion that should just be ignored is . Activists in various countries are trying as hard as they can to stop suicides among LGBT youths, and it has been documented that the kind of hate speech spewed by public figures like Court in the name of her deity is one of the root causes of the self-hate and despair these young people feel. To argue that renaming MCA to censure one of the sports' most prominent Aus. legends for her CONTINUED hate speech would somehow be a blow against free speech is laughable. No one would be stopping Court from continuing to speak her bigotry by renaming MCA; they'd just be sending the counter-message that many people vehemently disagree with her brand of idiocy.
I see all kinds of religious leaders (n)uttering the same kind of all the time, nothing is being done against that either. As soon as one throws the factor 'religion' in the ring, it appears they become immume to any rational reasoning, and discussion becomes void. That is bad enough as it is, but there are even societies/cultures/PTB on this planet claiming that homosexuality among their circles doesn't even exist, as they claim it's a so-called form of 'western decadence'.
Ignorance and repression, that's what it's all about, and all in the name of 'religion'. Damn.

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I much prefer the idea of ticketholders going to MCA with rainbow flags and/or banners protesting Court's words. If people can wave their flags around in the stands in a show of jingoistic d-ck-waving, surely a rainbow flag or a "Court Doesn't Speak for Me" banner would be perfectly acceptable.
I would really like to see that happening. Judging on the number of gay folks among tennis fans (at least this forum indicates that there are plenty ), one would hope that the gay society in Australia will be able to summon enough fans to make it happen. "OCCUPY", I say!

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If they are so weak they they commit sucides because of comments someone made, they probably don't deserve to be here anyway. This planet has over 7 billion people already. I doubt they'll be missed.
One of the most disgusting things I have read on this forum.

I don't support Court's name being removed from the arena, at this point, though I would appreciate Tennis Australia putting out a statement unequivocally rejecting her views - a few more male tennis players wouldn't go amiss either.

Court's views on this are consistent, she doesn't tend to wade in with them in the media on a regular basis for what I can see, it's the gay marriage debate in Australia that has prompted her latest interjection. I think her views should be condemned and then she should be left alone, unless she decides she's going to become a regular poster-girl for anti-gay bigotry in the media, in which case TA should review the situation. Her tennis achievements are still paramount - for the moment.
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